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Tennis Sweeps Duquesne and Eastern Illinois

Tennis Sweeps Duquesne and Eastern Illinois

CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati women’s tennis team (5-0) stayed undefeated after its fifth straight sweep with a 4-0 win over Duquesne and a 7-0 victory over Eastern Illinois on Friday at the Western Athletic Club.

“It was another good day,” head coach Eric Toth said. “We had a doubleheader just a couple of weeks ago and I felt it went as planned once again. Everyone did a really great job. I thought our energy level in doubles during the second match wasn’t exactly where I wanted it to be, but we talked about being resilient. Resiliency is such a key piece in getting through any season, I thought we showed that today. We had some players out of the lineup as well, so we had others that needed to step up. The highlight of the day was Sanjana Reddy getting two wins today. That’s a kid who doesn’t get to play in a lot of matches, but she did a fantastic job. I was very excited to see her get two wins.”

Cincinnati 4, Duquesne 0
 
Cincinnati took the doubles point as freshman Morgan Pyrz paired with sophomore Isabel Pacheco notched a 6-1 victory over Ellen Shanahan and Taisia Yakunina. Sophomore Rozalia Gruszczynska matched with freshman Gabrielle Guenther clinched the doubles point with a 6-3 win against Daniela Latoni and Jasa Roka.

In singles, Gruszczynska secured the first singles win, defeating Latoni, 6-0, 6-2. Pyrz followed, taking her match with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Shanahan. Play was concluded by freshman Sakurako Watanabe’s 6-1, 6-4 victory over Mila Badics.
 
Cincinnati 7, Eastern Illinois 0
 
Cincinnati quickly turned its attention over to the Panthers and won the doubles point. Gruszczynska and Guenther navigated to a 6-2 victory against Jemma Brown and Addison Brown. Graduate student Victoire De Samucewicz and Watanabe notched the doubles point with a 6-2 win over Luisa Ren-Salazar and Charleigh Fay.
 
The Bearcats dominated the singles play with multiple 6-0 sets. De Samucewicz finished first, recording two unblemished sets defeating Addison Brown, 6-0, 6-0. Gruszczynska followed with two unblemished sets taking down Fay, 6-0, 6-0.
 
Reddy made her first appearances of the season in the doubleheader and she clinched the match with a hard-fought 6-4, 7-5 victory.
 
UP NEXT:
The Bearcats will host Miami (Ohio) on Friday, Feb. 16, at the Western Athletic Club. Match time against the RedHawks is scheduled for 5 p.m.
 
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MATCH 1 RESULTS
Cincinnati 4, Duquesne 0         
Feb. 2, 2023 | Cincinnati, OH | Western Athletic Club

Doubles 
1. Rozalia Gruszczynska / Gabrielle Guenther (CIN) def. Daniela Latoni / Jasa Roka (DU) 6-3
2. Victoire De Samucewicz / Sakurako Watanabe (CIN) vs Kaya Rand / Mila Badics (DU) 5-3 DNF
3. Morgan Pyrz / Isabel Pacheco (CIN) def. Ellen Shanahan / Taisia Yakunina (DU) 6-1

ORDER OF FINISH: 3,1

Singles
1. Rozalia Gruszczynska (CIN) def. Daniela Latoni (DU), 6-0, 6-2
2. Victoire De Samucewicz (CIN) vs Kaya Rand (DU), 6-2, 4-1 DNF
3. Gabrielle Guenther (CIN) vs. Jasa Roka (DU), 6-4, 5-2 DNF
4. Sakurako Watanabe (CIN) def. Mila Badics (DU), 6-1, 6-4
5. Isabel Pacheco (CIN) vs Taisia Yakunina (DU), 7-5, 1-2 DNF
6. Morgan Pyrz (CIN) def. Shanahan (DU), 6-3, 6-2

ORDER OF FINISH: 1,6,4
 
MATCH 2 RESULTS
Cincinnati 7, Eastern Illinois 0         
Feb. 2, 2023 | Cincinnati, OH | Western Athletic Club

Doubles 
1. Rozalia Gruszczynska / Gabrielle Guenther (CIN) def. Jemma Booth / Addison Brown (EIU) 6-2
2. Victoire De Samucewicz / Sakurako Watanabe (CIN) vs Luisa Ren-Salazar / Charleigh Fay (EIU) 6-2
3. Morgan Pyrz / Sanjana Reddy (CIN) def. Michelle Kostadinova / Em Pilipovic-Kljajic (EIU) 6-3

ORDER OF FINISH: 1,2,3

Singles
1. Victoire De Samucewicz (CIN) def. Addison Brown (EIU) 6-0, 6-0
2. Rozalia Gruszczynska (CIN) def. Charleigh Fay (EIU), 6-0, 6-0
3. Gabrielle Guenther (CIN) def. Jemma Booth (EIU), 6-0, 6-2
4. Sakurako Watanabe (CIN) def. Michelle Kostadinova (EIU), 6-1, 6-2
5. Morgan Pyrz (CIN) def. Luisa Ren-Salazar (EIU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Sanjana Reddy (CIN) def. Em Pilipovic-Kljajic (EIU), 6-4, 7-5
 
ORDER OF FINISH: 1,2,5,4,3,6